Travel to Vietnam if you are looking for rural adventures

Vietnam is filled with beautiful and exotic rural countryside, especially in the North of the country. The scenery ranges from jagged peaks seen from winding mountain passes down to verdant paddy fields painted every shade of green in the palette, while the nation's long history and an amazing number of ethnic minorities mean that culture-vultures will find plenty to admire. Let's travel to Vietnam to discover more on of the hidden gems of the South-East Asia!
Travel to Vietnam if you are looking for rural adventures
Ma PiLeng Pass in Ha Giang

Brief history of the region


The Far North of Vietnam is famous for its superb scenery with opportunities for trekking out to isolated hamlets such as SaPa, Son La, Moc Chau and Mai Chau.

Back to the 1950s, the region was the first to be liberated from French rule. Though much of the infrastructural and political damage from the war has been repaired, unmarked minefields along 1000km of frontier pose a more intractable problem: most areas – including all which regularly receive tourists – have been cleared and declared safe, but in the more remote areas it’s sensible to stick to well-worn paths.

The "heart-breaking" beauty of the Far North of Vietnam

Travel to Vietnam if you are looking for rural adventures
The beauty of the Far North Vietnam
The region boasts a transcendent beauty of landscape and colorful minority hill tribes. Dazzling sceneries of rice terrace fields, splendid mountains, and beautiful hill tribes will not only strike your sights but also deeply touch your heart.

Basic information about the Far North region when you travel to Vietnam

The Far North of Vietnam consists of six provinces next to the China border: Cao Bằng, Lạng Sơn, Bắc Kạn, Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang and Hà Giang. Some roads leading to this area are small and rough.

The best time to travel to this region is autumn and spring. In fall, you can enjoy the spectacular beauty of golden rice fields and spring is the flowering blossom, which lets you enjoy this land at its very best.

#1. Cao Bang


Travel to Vietnam if you are looking for rural adventures
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Cao Bang province with its capital of the same name borders China on the east of northern Vietnam. There are approximately 550,000 inhabitants in this province. It is mainly mountainous with spectacular scenery and good trails for trekking and exploring the ethnic minorities in the surrounding villages.

Some important must-see places to explore in Cao Bang

Pac Bo village (at the Bang Giang and Hien rivers) is where Ho Chi Minh established a revolutionary force in January 1941.

Ban Gioc Waterfall is the largest one in Vietnam and the fourth biggest one in the world. In the sunlight, you can watch the seven color waterfall. The color of the water depends on the weather in this area. 

#2. Lang Son


Travel to Vietnam if you are looking for rural adventures
Phai Ve Mountain in  Lang Son
The history of the province is associated with the Bronze Age when a trade route passed this city that connected China (Guangzhou) with India.

Some important must-see places in Lang Son

Dong Dang Town is known as The Gateway of Friendship (Youyi Guan). Vietnamese and Chinese residents pass through the gate so they can sell food and items in another country.

Mau Son Mountain is one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia and Vietnam. There are many stone houses from the time of French colonization in Vietnam.

#3. Bac Kan


Travel to Vietnam if you are looking for rural adventures
Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan Provine
The most famous place to visit is Ba Be Lake. It was established as a national preserved forest and tourist center in 1978, before being established as Vietnam's eighth national park in 1992. It was recently recognized by UNESCO as the third Ramsar site in Vietnam - an important wetland of the world. 

#4. Thai Nguyen

Thai Nguyen has revolutionary tradition, historical vestiges including Van, Vo mountains, Dinh Hoa ATK vestige, and Doom Temple.
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Tea Hills in Thai Nguyen Province
Nui Coc Reservoir is the most visited attraction in the province. This 2,500ha lake includes 89 islands, concealing mysterious legends. 

#5. Tuyen Quang


Tuyen Quang owns 300 historical cultural vestiges. The famous one is Tan Trao Historical Site. It was used as a resistance base before the August 1945 Revolution.
Travel to Vietnam if you are looking for rural adventures
Gam River in the Winter - Tuyen Quang 
It is known for the Na Hang Primitive Forest, where is the home of valuable fauna and flora such as dinh, mun (ebony trees), sen (bassia), ape, panther, flying weasel, antelope, and upturned-nosed monkey. 

#6. Ha Giang


Travel to Vietnam if you are looking for rural adventures
Rice fields in Ha Giang
This is the most beautiful Northern Province when you travel to Vietnam. Ha Giang is the place where almost 90% of the population are ethnic minorities with their own cultures and lifestyles.

You must enjoy a lot of fantastic mountain scenery over the whole area. There is the world famous geopark named Dong Van Karst Global Geopark. It was designated by UNESCO as one of 77 sites with the important geological and cultural heritage. This geopark is littered with the ethereal karst formations that are nearly 400 million years old and has two protected areas.

Your travel to Vietnam is not complete without a visit to the Far North of the country. You will be impressed by its authentic, unique beauty which has made Vietnam become the diverse and welcoming gem of the Southeast Asia.

Cu Lan Village - A Picturesque Village in Dalat

Coming to Cu Lan village, tourists will be given a chance to immerse in the deep blue of the wild jungle, and visit an only kind of shy and timid animal, namely Cu Lan in this area.

The village is located at the foot of the Lang Biang mountain (Dalat), about 20km from Xuan Huong lake and Cu Hill. The village covers an area of 30ha, which is the home of K’ho ethnic minority living here. 


This small beautiful village is named after a local plant species – Cu Lan tree that flourishes alternately in the mountain. Also the name of the village derives from the name of an animal living here, namely Cu Lan – a kind of rare animal listed in the Red Book. 


If you just have a glimpse of the village, you will often feel frustrated because there is nothing interesting to discover. However, if you go further deep into the village, you will be overwhelmed by its simplicity and serenity, the village appears with lush colors that nature has created for this area.


To get into the Cu Lan village, you have to pass through two suspension bridges and cross over small poetic stream with the picturesque scenery surrounding. Everyone also likes this place and wants to stop off to check-in. if you want to experience a bit adventurous feeling, you can hire a Jeep to cross over the stream with the price of 100.000VND (4.44 USD)/people.


To overnight in Cu Lan village, tourists can stay at the colorful wooden houses amidst lush forests or have a camping at the large yard of the village.


Here, tourists mainly take part in outdoor activities, immerse in the beautiful nature or attend in teambuilding activity such as kite flying, jungle fowl hunting, climbing, rowing, fishing…

Cu Lan village has only a restaurant with the special dishes of the mountain area such as com lam (2.22 USD/ a tube of rice), kebab (5.32- 6.65 USD), grilled chicken (15.53 USD), vegetable warehouse (4.44 USD).


Beyond the quiet space with romantic landscapes of mountains, forests, Cu Lan village also attracts tourists by small paths covered with colorful flowers in spring and autumn.

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8 Must-try Dishes in Vietnam

Vietnamese dishes such as fried spring rolls, bun cha, pho or bread are so famous all over the world. Nowadays, Vietnamese cuisine is not only popular but also has received a lot of praises from international visitors as well as the world press. Here are the most delicious Vietnamese dishes which are all on the list of the best dishes in the world.

Fried spring rolls (Nem)

8 Must-try Dishes in Vietnam

Formally, Vietnam spring rolls are not attractively decorated, but when tasting it, no one can refuse the flavor of this incredible dish. A crispy rice paper combined with various sweet, fatty ingredients inside creates the perfect taste for the dish. Especially, the dish is much tastier when you enjoy it together with sweet fish sauce and salads.

Pho

8 Must-try Dishes in Vietnam

Mentioning about Vietnamese cuisine, it is obvious when we talk about “Pho”. Pho and its delicious flavor appear in so many food magazines. Moreover, it has become the favorite dish of many professional chefs. Pho is also praised in almost Vietnamese restaurants located in foreign countries. A delicious bowl of Pho makes every visitor surprised and fall in love immediately with an attractive smell and a great taste. This is the most famous dish of Vietnam formed from the 20th century in the North. From different parts of the country, pho is changed in some small ingredients. In Hanoi, pho is sweeter and in Ho Chi Minh City, it was eaten with more fresh vegetables.

Bread

8 Must-try Dishes in Vietnam

In 2014, Vietnamese bread has created a new trend of street food around the world. Therefore, it was obvious that it became the top 20 most delicious street food in the world voted by The Huffington Post. The bread is always full of grilled meat, cucumbers, herbs and egg sauce with the crispy crust. Surprisingly, the price of one bread is super cheap. Only with approximately 15 thousand VND, you can have a super-delicious bread.

Bun cha

8 Must-try Dishes in Vietnam

Voted by National Geographic in 2014, Bun cha in Hanoi is on the list of 10 best street food in the world. Bun cha recipe is not complicated but how to make the tasty fried and unburned meat is not easy. Visitors are so satisfied when they enjoy noodles with the hot meat and salads with delicious sauce. Bun cha is loved not only by Vietnamese people, but it also creates a great impression on international travelers

Spring rolls (Goi cuon)

8 Must-try Dishes in Vietnam

Besides pho, spring rolls are wonderful Vietnamese dishes which are on the list of 50 world's most delicious dishes of CNN. Spring rolls are very easy to make. You can use the rice paper wrapping shrimps, meat, vegetables and other components together, and then roll them. After that, you enjoy it with a bowl of sweet and sour sauce. Interestingly, after only 2 steps, you can cook the most delicious dish ever. In addition to the incredible taste, spring rolls are also attracted customers by its beautiful look and cheap price

Baked sticky banana

8 Must-try Dishes in Vietnam

At the General Meeting of street food held in Singapore in 2013, baked sticky bananas were voted as the most favorite food. Sweet bananas with soft rice and an attractive smell from coconuts and peanuts are special factors making visitors never forget this dish. If you want to cook a dish of baked sticky banana, it is very simple. You use thin steamed rice slightly covering a piece of bananas, and then grille it by coals. When enjoying this dish, you should put a little coconut milk and peanuts to the surface. That way will make the dish more delicious

Bun Bo Hue (Hue style beef noodle soup)

8 Must-try Dishes in Vietnam

Hue style beef noodle is presented and sold in all parts of the country. It has become the popular dish of both Vietnamese and foreign people. This noodle soup is outstanding with the sweetness from beef bones. The soup is always full of beef, pork, banana flowers, and herbs. A famous American chef, Anthony Bourdain had to say: "Bun bo Hue is the most delicious soups in the world" when he had the opportunity to taste this beef noodle in Dong Ba market, Hue.

Vietnam pancake dish is very well-known in the world. Two American CNN writers specializing in food also gave a lot of praises for this street food. Delicious pancakes are attracted all visitors by golden and shining crusts. The ingredients hidden inside are shrimps, pork, beans served together with herbs and tasty sauces.

Vietnamese cuisine has become more and more famous and popular all over the world. It is the most outstanding evidence that Vietnam owns one of the best cuisines on earth. Vietnamese people also feel satisfied and proud of when the flavor of Vietnamese food is recognized and highly ranked on many reputable world magazines.

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Major Holidays in Vietnam

Vietnam is a religious country with a lot of Chinese influence, having been a part of Imperial China for more than a millennium. It is truly not surprising why most of their major religious holidays are similar to those of the Chinese.

Tet Holiday

Tet Holiday - Major Holidays in Vietnam

Date: Every 1st to 3rd day of the lunar New Year
Tet, or Tet Nguyen Dan which means ‘Feast of the First Morning of the First Day’, is among the most important celebrations in Vietnamese culture. It is often celebrated on the same day as the Chinese New Year or on the first day of the first month of the Vietnamese calendar, which is around late January or early February, until around the third day.
During this occasion, most people would visit relatives or temples, worship ancestors, wish New Year’s greetings, give out lucky money to children and the elderly or eat special holiday food such as gio, banh chung, banh day, canh mang and sticky rice.

Vietnamese Teachers’ Day

Date: Every 20th of November
First celebrated in 1958 as the Day of the International Manifest of Educators, this holiday is used by students to pay respect to their teachers. Often, the students would visit the house of their teachers and offer flowers and other small gifts. Teachers are also presented with literature and art as well as food and flowers during the parties that are held in many schools.

Hung Kings Commemorations

Date: Every 8th to 11th day of the third lunar month
Every 8th to 11th day of the third lunar month, Vietnamese people would pay tribute to the Hung Kings who are considered as founders of the country and who were also the first emperors. The main festival day for the Death Anniversary of the Hung Kings is a public holiday which falls on the 10th. It is celebrated by doing a procession that starts at the foot of the mountain going to the High Temple but making a stop at every small temple along the way. During this ceremony, people would usually offer prayers and incense to their dead ancestors.

Ghost Festival

Date: Every 15th day of the 7th Chinese month
The Vietnamese view the Tet Trung Nguyen as the time when condemned souls are pardoned and are released from hell. In order to appease the ‘homeless’, the living would have to feed these souls through offerings of food. The month in which this festival takes place is also called Thang Co Hon, which is considered to be haunted and a very unlucky time of the year.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Date: Every 15th day of the 8th month of the Vietnamese calendar
The Tet Trung Thu is considered as the second most important public holiday next to the Tet. The Mid-Autumn celebrations in the northern parts of Vietnam often come with elegant features; the one in Central Vietnam have funny details while those in Southern Vietnam come full of warning. Lion dances are often being performed from house to house and the hosts usually give lucky money to the lions as a form of gratitude. This festival is also known as Children’s Festival in the country because of its emphasis towards children.

Dien Bien Phu Victory Day

Date: Every 7th of May
This day commemorates the confrontation between the French Far East Expeditionary Corps and the revolutionaries of the Viet Minh communist organization. The Viet Minh’s victory then led to the signing of the Geneva Accords in 1954. The French later withdrew all its forces in French Indochina and the Indochina war ended shortly after the victory.

Liberation Day / Reunification Day

Date: Every 30th of April
Also called the Fall of Saigon, Reunification or Liberation Day is celebrated by the Vietnamese every 30th of April. This date in 1975 was when the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon, which is now Ho Chi Minh City, and signaled the end of the Vietnam War. The significant event then marked the country’s transition period as North and South Vietnam merged into what is now the Vietnam that we know today.

President Ho Chi Minh’s Birthday

Date: Every 19th of May
As the father of the communist revolution and the first president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, there is a lot to celebrate about Ho Chi Minh. His founding of the Viet Minh Independent Movement in 1941 led to further victories for the Vietnamese, including getting taking back the control of many villages and then later on declaring the country’s independence from its French colonizers. Ho Chi Minh is considered as a national hero and state leaders would lay wreaths on his mausoleum to celebrate his birthday.

Remembrance Day (War Invalids and Martyrs Day)

Date: Every 27th of July
Otherwise known as the Martyrs or Wounded Soldiers’ Day, this is the time to remember and honor those who have died in service or have been injured during the Vietnam War and other military engagements both in and out of the country. Wreath-laying ceremonies are often held in military cemeteries and war memorials while veterans and invalids from the Vietnam War are also given tribute.

August Revolution Commemoration Day

Date: Every 19th of August
The August General Uprising was the revolution spearheaded by the communist organization Viet Minh against the colonial rule of the French back in 1945. Within just two weeks from the start of the uprising, the organization was already able to take control of many of the villages in North, Center and South Vietnam. It was the August Revolution that paved the way for the declaration of independence on September 2 , therefore creating a new government for the country.

National Day

Date: Every 2nd of September
The country’s national day is a commemoration of Vietnam’s declaration of independence from its French colonizers. During this day in 1945, communist Viet Minh organization leader Ho Chi Minh declared the country’s independence under the name of Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) in Ba Dinh Square.

Lose Yourself in the Natural Havens of Port Blair

Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar islands boasts of sceneries full of nature and greenery. A booming tourist destination, Port Blair is the first choice of people when it comes to go on a long vacation with family and friends. From its unique Anthropological Museum to the bird’s haven Chidiya Tapu and a pristine Jolly Buoy Island, there is something for everyone in Port Blair. Just book your Chennai to Port Blair flights and get ready to have a mesmerizing experience. Here are a few places you must visit while in Port Blair.



Cellular Jail: The jail played an important role in freedom struggle of India. The jail used to house the Indian revolutionaries who wanted freedom from the British. One of the most secure jails in the world, it was real tough to escape and those who used to escape died while crossing the Indian Ocean. During the WWII it was occupied by Japanese forces but later Subhash Chandra Bose used it as the base for Ajad Hind Fauj. Even now you can see the execution and torture rooms there including a beautiful garden that has been created inside the compound of Cellular Jail.

Ross Island: Located just 2km from Port Blair, Ross Island is famous for it’s Victorian era remnants. There you can see the various old buildings like Presbyterian Church, an old home bakery, a state ball room and various other remnants that remind you of the past era. There’s also a museum maintained by Indian Navy that showcases various photos of Ross Island’s glorious past. The most interesting part of the island are the tunnels and bunkers that were constructed by the Japanese army during the World War II. With tickets priced at just Rs 20 per person, the museum must be visited by people who want to know more about the history of British occupied India.

Chidiya Tapu: Situated just 20 km from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu is a small island that is famous for housing various species of birds. The place is a natural haven with lush green forests and green mangroves covering a huge expanse of area. Top of it all there is a guest house present there that offers marvelous views of sunset as well as the island. Consisting of pristine blue water you can see colorful corals and fishes with a beautiful experience of snorkelling. Visit Port Blair in the months of October to March to have an amazing time at Chidiya Tapu.

Anthropological Museum: Maintained by Anthropological Survey of India, the museum is one of the most visited places in Port Blair. The museum showcases the lifestyle of tribals and their culture. With a collection of various weapons and tools that are used by the tribals you get know about how they used to hunt and find food for themselves. You will also get to see the collection of various things that showcase the history of the island archipelago.


Jolly Buoy Island: With so many amazing places to visit in Port Blair go there with abundant time at your hands so that you can enjoy each every view at a relaxed pace. However, book your tickets on Chennai to Port Blair flights in advance so as to beat the rush and high airfares. 

Discovering the Wild Quynh Beach in 2 Days

Visitors in Northern area do not need to go too far to relax, just coming to the waters of Quynh in Nghe An, you can enjoy the wild and peaceful beauty of a stretching sea area with 7 beaches located adjacent to each other. Discovering the Wild Quynh Beach in 2 Days.

Quynh Sea is not the name of a beach, in fact, it is a general term which indicates the 7 contiguous beaches in 7 communes of Quynh Luu district, Nghe An province. The beaches are named Quynh Phuong, Quynh Lien, Quynh Bang, Quynh Luong, Quynh Minh, Quynh Nghia and Tien Thuy which are about 230 km from Hanoi. Going along Highway 1A, you have to spend only 5-6 hours to reach immense Quynh sea.
Discovering the Wild Quynh Beach in 2 Days

If you want to go to a deserted sea, you can visit Quynh Phuong beach because this place is still untouched, you can camp here to have fun and dance. Also, Quynh Phuong sea is famous for delicious, fresh and affordable food. And if you are a superstitious person, you can come here to pilgrimage in Con temple which is one of the four most sacred temples in Nghe An. The most appropriate time to visit Quynh Phuong is from May to August.
Discovering the Wild Quynh Beach in 2 Days

The suggested schedule for a two day trip to Quynh Huong beach in Nghe An is as follows:

Day 1

- 8 am: you depart from Hanoi, go along highway Phap Van - Cau Gie, turn to Ninh Binh to go to Thanh Hoa (for cars).

- Around 11 am, you are to be present in Thanh Hoa city to have lunch and have a rest.

- 12am: you continue going through Thanh Hoa to get to the town of Hoang Mai. This town is very easy to be found and it is located near the quarry of Hoang Mai on the side of the road. In Hoang Mai town, you ask local people for the way to Quynh Phuong beach or Con temple. Turning left to the inter-commune road of 6 km long, you will encounter Quynh Phuong sea.

- Around 2pm: You find the hotel and carry out check in procedure. Currently, Bien Sang hotel offers the rental of 350,000 to 500,000 VND for a large room for 3nguoi / night or you can rent affordable guesthouses near the coast.

- In the afternoon, you'll love the sea of Quynh Phuong in the first sight, the blue sea is reflected by color of clouds, the sea waves in the windless day is gentle. You will also see the small boats running around the beach to catch acetes (a creature like a sea small shrimps which is called “moi” by Nghe An people).
Discovering the Wild Quynh Beach in 2 Days

- On the coast, there are many relatively inexpensive seafood restaurant such as Lam Thinh restaurant... Another available option to eat delicious seafood is that you should go to Quynh Nghia beach nearby. There are two well-known restaurants here that are Hai Hien and Quyet Ngoc restaurants.

Day 2:

- 5 am: you up early to see the sunrise, swim or visit Quynh Phuong fish market and fishing village. Unlike other seas where are exploited for tourism, Quynh Phuong sea retains the pristine beauty which easily captivates people.
Discovering the Wild Quynh Beach in 2 Days

- The food for breakfast such as sticky rice, burgers here are cheap when you buy from local residents, or you can eat egg noodles on the beach. You can also buy fresh seafood from fishermen and ask the staff in the hotel to process into delicious dishes.

- 10am: You can go on a pilgrimage in Con temple nearby. The temple is located adjacent to Lach Con sea door, in a charming scenery. This architecture consists of main temple (inner temple) and sub- temple (in the seaport). The temple is one of the four most sacred temples of Nghe An. Con temple has ancient architecture. Behind the temple, there are two high hillock spreading to two sides like the phoenix wings. On the two hills, there are two wells, according to legend, they are the phoenix eyes. Mai Giang river is on the right, Voi (Elephant) and Xuoc Mountains are in the front, and the Outer Temple behind facing the sea welcomes, protects and blesses the fishing boats with more shrimp, blesses the local fishermen’s safety.

- Around 11:30am: you carry out the check out procedure, have lunch and get on the car back to Hanoi.
- Around 18:30am: you will be in Hanoi, finish a trip full of fun and experiences.

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Eo Gio – A Masterpiece of Nature in Vietnam

If you have chance to go to Binh Dinh one time, especially when being led by the locals, you will be amazed by its natural beauty – an unspoiled beauty.


If you ask which place is the most beautiful in Binh Dinh, the locals will not be hesitating to answer that it is Eo Gio and Ky Co Beach.


Eo Gio belongs to the channel of Nhon Ly commune, Quy Nhon city, surrounded by mountain ranges with extremely spectacular. Because of its unique topography - hollow as saddles, located between two high mountains, people call it “Eo Gio”.


Eo Gio is idyllic and spectacular as others beaches in the Central area of Vietnam. It is like a miracle located amongst mountain ranges that you need to explore to reach there. Upon arrival, you will be fascinated by the blue water, mountain cliffs with strange shapes and by the peaceful feelings while lying on stones and listening the sound of sea.


Beside the cliff, there is plenty of interesting caves such as Ky Co Cave, Ba Nghe Cave which attract a lot of birds to live and nest. Around the channel, sometimes you will see herds of goats grazing, or a couple taking their wedding photos.


Because it is a fishing visit, but not a tourist attraction so the atmosphere is very calm and the locals are very hospitable. You should try to visit this place once this summer to feel how beautiful Vietnam is and explore masterpieces of nature by your own way.


In Ky Co, you will get rustic experiences, immerse in the pace of life of the locals, enjoy fresh seafood and admire the pristine beauty of the beach. This is experiences that any young people should have once in their life.


From Eo Gio, it takes you around 30 – 40 minutes to get Ky Co beach by boat or canoe. In Ky Co beach, you will be shock by the pristine and crystal-clear beauty of this place. The sea water is emerald with taciturn rocks flocking together to create various small “pools”.


You should visit Eo Gio from April to September when there is no storms and little wind in the heart of the beach.


To get to Eo Gio, you need to go through Thi Nai Bridge. As arrival in Nhon Hoi crossroad, turn towards the right side on the paved way around 5 kilometers to reach the center of Nhon Ly commune. Send your vehicle at the house of the local and walk around 100 meters.


Near the beach is a fishing village. You could pay a visit, interact with the locals, enjoy seafood, take a bath in the fresh water, or visit a pagoda with the Buddha image overlooking the sea.



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An Amazing Rocky Park in Hang Rai

With amazing natural scenery and unique geology, the rocky park of Hang Rai has become a new destination to explore in the map of backpackers in Ninh Thuan.

Depart from Nha Trang, you have to across the route of 100 km long through mountains, beaches and green paddy fields to reach Hang Rai.


From the distance, the rocky park with a rough rock appears with no special things. But when you put your foot on that rock, you will be amazed by the uniqueness that nature has arranged.

There are two sightseeing spots in Hang Rai. The first one is the beach with stacked stones which create small caves –home to some kind of fish. The name of Hang Rai was form from that time. The other spot is a large ancient complex of rock which floats on the sea creating a park of rock with different unusual shapes. It is the main destination attracting tourists to come to visit.

Hang Rai is located in Nui Chua National Park (Vinh Hai commune, Ninh Hai district, Ninh Thuan), only few kilometers from Vinh Hy landscape cluster and the area of four Binh: Binh Ba - Binh Hung - Binh Lap - Binh Tien.

Besides the blue sea, white sand, golden sunshine, delicious seafood, mountain pass roads is breathtakingly winding, Hang Rai as a gift that nature has generously offered to this beautiful land.

The complex of ancient stone is very large, divided into two floors. The upper floor is over 2m high with diverse shapes. At some places, there are hundreds pointed stones with 20 - 30cm high while at other places, there is the formation of smooth round shapes.

The lower floor is a large and flat rock surface. It is situated below sea level just a few centimeters so covered with clear waters.

In the area of Hang Rai, there are huge coral reefs. With a couple of diving equipment, dip yourself into the blue water; you can admire the colorful world of sea.

This place is also ideal for watching sunrise or sunset- a great time for photograph hunters to creat magical photos.

In addition to Hang Rai, at the National Park of Nui Chua, there are interesting activities including climbing mountain, camping, and tours to watch sea turtle to lay egg. This is a new and ideal stopover for the journey to explore the coastal route from Ninh Thuan to Khanh Hoa.

The way to Hang Rai with unspoiled beaches 
The panorama of Hang Rai rocky park
The area in Hang Rai where there are stacked stones creating small caves.
The simple wooden bridge helps tourists approach easily to the rock complex.



The surface of the rock complex has many unique shapes.

Strolling along the rock filed submerged in the water is a fascinating feeling.

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